The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 242 260 281
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +21
Contract jobs citing vSphere 169 151 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.72% 0.64% 0.56%
As % of the System Software category 7.79% 7.15% 7.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 86 89
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.07% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £184 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £507 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 6
Average hourly rate £22.83 £30.75 £27.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.75% +10.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -38.52%
vSphere
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

System Software Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
2170 2112 1934
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.22% 8.95% 7.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1450 1324 1156
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 141 161
Average hourly rate £17.98 £17.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% -12.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £11.00 £13.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £15.89 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -11.72%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in London

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing vSphere across the London region.

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in London

vSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the London region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

vSphere Daily Rate Histogram in London

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the London region.

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in London

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the London region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +6 38 £375 -8.81% 2
Croydon -8 10 £469 +25.83%
Wembley - 6 £295 -
Hounslow - 1 - -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing vSphere also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited vSphere.

1 289 (85.50%) VMware
2 274 (81.07%) Windows
3 174 (51.48%) Microsoft
4 167 (49.41%) Active Directory
5 165 (48.82%) VMware Infrastructure
6 155 (45.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 145 (42.90%) Citrix
8 144 (42.60%) SAN
9 126 (37.28%) Windows Server 2012
10 112 (33.14%) Cisco
11 97 (28.70%) XenApp
12 95 (28.11%) Windows Server 2003
13 81 (23.96%) Linux
14 78 (23.08%) DNS
15 77 (22.78%) SQL Server
16 75 (22.19%) HP
17 73 (21.60%) Firewall
18 72 (21.30%) WAN
19 71 (21.01%) NetApp
20 70 (20.71%) Finance
21 69 (20.41%) MS Exchange
22 67 (19.82%) MS Excel
23 66 (19.53%) LAN
24 63 (18.64%) ITIL
25 62 (18.34%) Microsoft Certification
26 61 (18.05%) SQL
26 61 (18.05%) IIS
27 60 (17.75%) Data Centre
28 56 (16.57%) Hyper-V
29 51 (15.09%) PowerShell

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing vSphere also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited vSphere. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 69 (20.41%) MS Exchange
2 61 (18.05%) IIS
3 51 (15.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 33 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2007
5 30 (8.88%) Exchange Server 2013
6 24 (7.10%) OpenStack
6 24 (7.10%) SharePoint
7 17 (5.03%) Lync
8 12 (3.55%) WebSphere
9 11 (3.25%) Office Communications Server
10 10 (2.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 8 (2.37%) SharePoint 2010
12 7 (2.07%) Oracle Workflow
13 6 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2003
13 6 (1.78%) Apache
14 5 (1.48%) Tomcat
14 5 (1.48%) JBoss
14 5 (1.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 4 (1.18%) WebLogic
16 3 (0.89%) GlassFish
Applications
1 67 (19.82%) MS Excel
2 22 (6.51%) MS Office
3 12 (3.55%) MS PowerPoint
3 12 (3.55%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.30%) Shockwave
4 1 (0.30%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 26 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (6.21%) Office 365
3 17 (5.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (3.85%) IaaS
5 11 (3.25%) PaaS
6 4 (1.18%) SaaS
7 3 (0.89%) IBM SmartCloud
8 2 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.59%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 144 (42.60%) SAN
2 78 (23.08%) DNS
3 73 (21.60%) Firewall
4 72 (21.30%) WAN
5 66 (19.53%) LAN
6 50 (14.79%) TCP/IP
7 48 (14.20%) DHCP
8 44 (13.02%) VPN
9 41 (12.13%) VLAN
10 39 (11.54%) NetScaler
11 27 (7.99%) NAS
12 26 (7.69%) SSL
13 24 (7.10%) MPLS
14 21 (6.21%) Network Security
15 18 (5.33%) Internet
16 17 (5.03%) SMTP
17 16 (4.73%) LDAP
18 14 (4.14%) IPv4
18 14 (4.14%) SNMP
19 12 (3.55%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (22.78%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (3.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (2.37%) Big Data
5 5 (1.48%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.89%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.89%) MySQL
7 2 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.59%) DB2
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.30%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.30%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 20 (5.92%) Git (software)
2 16 (4.73%) Subversion
3 7 (2.07%) Jenkins
4 6 (1.78%) MSI
5 3 (0.89%) WinDbg
6 1 (0.30%) Mockito
6 1 (0.30%) DbUnit
6 1 (0.30%) Maven
6 1 (0.30%) jMock
6 1 (0.30%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.30%) SonarQube
General
1 70 (20.71%) Finance
2 20 (5.92%) Banking
3 14 (4.14%) Back Office
4 7 (2.07%) Law
4 7 (2.07%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.48%) French Language
5 5 (1.48%) Retail
6 4 (1.18%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.18%) Legal
7 3 (0.89%) Advertising
7 3 (0.89%) German Language
8 2 (0.59%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.59%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.30%) Marketing
9 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 66 (19.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 50 (14.79%) Architect
3 34 (10.06%) Administrator
4 29 (8.58%) Analyst
5 26 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
6 24 (7.10%) Consultant
7 23 (6.80%) Server Engineer
8 22 (6.51%) Systems Administrator
9 20 (5.92%) DevOps Engineer
10 19 (5.62%) Support Engineer
10 19 (5.62%) 3rd Line Support
11 17 (5.03%) Support Analyst
11 17 (5.03%) Wintel Engineer
12 16 (4.73%) Systems Engineer
13 12 (3.55%) Citrix Consultant
13 12 (3.55%) Citrix Engineer
13 12 (3.55%) Linux Engineer
14 11 (3.25%) Windows Administrator
14 11 (3.25%) Solutions Architect
15 10 (2.96%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (6.21%) .NET
2 14 (4.14%) Web Services
3 7 (2.07%) Application Packaging
4 6 (1.78%) Middleware
5 5 (1.48%) X-Windows
6 3 (0.89%) WCF
7 2 (0.59%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.30%) PowerMock
8 1 (0.30%) Apache Camel
8 1 (0.30%) Apache CXF
8 1 (0.30%) RESTful
8 1 (0.30%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.30%) Spring
8 1 (0.30%) Flash
8 1 (0.30%) J2EE
8 1 (0.30%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 60 (17.75%) Data Centre
2 46 (13.61%) Clustering
3 26 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (5.03%) Hybrid Cloud
5 14 (4.14%) Blackberry
6 13 (3.85%) EqualLogic
7 12 (3.55%) Client/Server
8 10 (2.96%) PKI
8 10 (2.96%) Public Cloud
9 8 (2.37%) Replication
10 7 (2.07%) CLARiiON
10 7 (2.07%) FlexPod
11 5 (1.48%) Private Cloud
12 4 (1.18%) Fat Client
12 4 (1.18%) Thin Client
12 4 (1.18%) Computer Science
13 3 (0.89%) Management Information System
13 3 (0.89%) Celerra
13 3 (0.89%) EMC VNX
14 2 (0.59%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 274 (81.07%) Windows
2 155 (45.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 126 (37.28%) Windows Server 2012
4 95 (28.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 81 (23.96%) Linux
6 35 (10.36%) Windows 7
7 34 (10.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 29 (8.58%) UNIX
9 19 (5.62%) Windows 8
10 14 (4.14%) SUSE
11 12 (3.55%) Ubuntu
12 11 (3.25%) AIX
13 8 (2.37%) Solaris
14 7 (2.07%) Oracle Linux
15 6 (1.78%) Android
16 5 (1.48%) Windows XP
17 4 (1.18%) CentOS
18 2 (0.59%) VMS
19 1 (0.30%) Debian
19 1 (0.30%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (18.64%) ITIL
2 39 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
2 39 (11.54%) Migration
3 30 (8.88%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (8.28%) Service Delivery
5 27 (7.99%) Configuration Management
6 24 (7.10%) DevOps
7 22 (6.51%) Load Balancing
8 19 (5.62%) Project Management
9 15 (4.44%) Change Management
9 15 (4.44%) Root Cause Analysis
10 13 (3.85%) Analytics
10 13 (3.85%) Data Analytics
10 13 (3.85%) Server Building
10 13 (3.85%) E-Discovery
11 11 (3.25%) Capacity Planning
11 11 (3.25%) Performance Monitoring
12 10 (2.96%) SOA
13 9 (2.66%) Process Management
13 9 (2.66%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 61 (18.05%) SQL
2 51 (15.09%) PowerShell
3 27 (7.99%) Perl
4 26 (7.69%) Python
5 21 (6.21%) Ruby
6 19 (5.62%) Java
7 16 (4.73%) PHP
8 14 (4.14%) VBScript
9 10 (2.96%) C
10 9 (2.66%) VB
10 9 (2.66%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.89%) C#
11 3 (0.89%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.59%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 62 (18.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 46 (13.61%) MCSE
3 38 (11.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 33 (9.76%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (6.51%) MCITP
6 21 (6.21%) CCNA
7 19 (5.62%) MCSA
8 16 (4.73%) Citrix Certification
9 15 (4.44%) CCNP
10 14 (4.14%) Security Cleared
11 9 (2.66%) MCTS
11 9 (2.66%) VCP5
12 6 (1.78%) DV Cleared
12 6 (1.78%) MCDST
13 5 (1.48%) Degree
13 5 (1.48%) VCAP
13 5 (1.48%) Microsoft Certified Master
13 5 (1.48%) Microsoft Certified Architect
14 4 (1.18%) CCIA
14 4 (1.18%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.33%) SLA
2 10 (2.96%) PCI DSS
3 7 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.78%) QA
5 4 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.30%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
System Software
1 167 (49.41%) Active Directory
2 165 (48.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 97 (28.70%) XenApp
4 56 (16.57%) Hyper-V
5 41 (12.13%) VMware ESX
5 41 (12.13%) XenDesktop
6 40 (11.83%) VMware ESXi
7 38 (11.24%) vCloud
8 28 (8.28%) Microsoft App-V
9 13 (3.85%) KVM
10 11 (3.25%) NFS
11 9 (2.66%) XenServer
12 7 (2.07%) VMware Server
12 7 (2.07%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 7 (2.07%) DFS Replication
13 5 (1.48%) UAG
14 4 (1.18%) Xen
14 4 (1.18%) ISA Server
15 3 (0.89%) Oracle RAC
15 3 (0.89%) Docker
Systems Management
1 33 (9.76%) SCCM
2 27 (7.99%) Puppet
3 16 (4.73%) ZABBIX
4 15 (4.44%) SCOM
5 13 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (2.96%) EdgeSight
7 9 (2.66%) Backup Exec
8 8 (2.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 8 (2.37%) HP SIM
9 7 (2.07%) ARCserve
10 6 (1.78%) Tivoli
10 6 (1.78%) vMotion
10 6 (1.78%) AirWatch
10 6 (1.78%) Rundeck
11 5 (1.48%) Kibana
12 4 (1.18%) BladeLogic
13 3 (0.89%) Nagios
13 3 (0.89%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 3 (0.89%) SELinux
13 3 (0.89%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 289 (85.50%) VMware
2 174 (51.48%) Microsoft
3 145 (42.90%) Citrix
4 112 (33.14%) Cisco
5 75 (22.19%) HP
6 71 (21.01%) NetApp
7 45 (13.31%) IBM
8 42 (12.43%) EMC
9 39 (11.54%) Dell
10 36 (10.65%) Red Hat
11 30 (8.88%) Juniper
12 24 (7.10%) Oracle
13 23 (6.80%) CheckPoint
14 20 (5.92%) 3PAR
15 19 (5.62%) CommVault
16 18 (5.33%) Brocade
17 17 (5.03%) F5
17 17 (5.03%) AppSense
18 16 (4.73%) Perforce
19 15 (4.44%) New Relic
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